American technology firm, Motorola has officially announced the company's flagship smartphone Moto X 64 GB variant.
Despite heaping critical acclaim, Moto X received lukewarm response from the public. With the announcement of the new big 64GB storage variant, Motorola seems to be trying to reinvigorate lagging sales ahead of the Moto X successor launch, which is slated to take place this summer (probably around August or September).
The new Moto X 64GB (with-out contract) is priced at $449 (around ₹26,500), $50 and $100 higher than the 32GB and 16GB models respectively. Besides the usual custom personalization (via Moto Maker), the company is also offering a deal -'Try Then Buy', which lets prospective customers to take the phone home for a two week trial with payment of $0.01. If they are not happy with the performance of the device, they can then return it.
As of now, the 64GB Moto X variant is only available in USA and there is no official word on whether the device will be released in global markets.
Besides the increase in storage capacity, new Moto X comes packed with same specification seen inside the other variants. It flaunts 4.7-inch energy efficient AMOLED display with pixel density of 329 ppi and also boasts special water repellant nano-coating inside and outside.
Under the hood, it houses a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU with two special utility cores- a natural language processor core and a contextual processor core, which enables the phone to perform some great tricks, which no other high-end phones (Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S) in the industry can boast off.
[Also read: Moto X Hands-on Review]
Moto X also packs a 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash, Full HD 1080p video recording ability and a 2.0-megapixel front camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability. Another mentionable feature of the Motorola phone is the 'Quick-Capture', where in, user can launch the camera in a matter of few seconds just by flipping the device twice horizontally and start snapping pictures in less time.
Key specifications of Motorola Moto X:
|Model||Motorola Moto X|
|Display||4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) screen with HD 720p display resolutions,Pixel density : 316 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS (KitKat update released)|
|Processor||1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core CPU with one natural language processor core and a contextual processor core(custom Motorola X8 Mobile computing system architecture)|
|GPU||Adreno 320 (four-cores) graphics engine|
|Storage capacity||16 GB (non-expandable)|
|Camera||Main: 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash,Full HD 1080p video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Battery||2200 mAh,Power back-up close to 24 hours|
|Add-ons||Water-repellent body coating, Bluetooth v4.0 LE + EDR, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi :802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac (dual band capability), GPRS, EDGE|
|Dimensions||Height: 129.3 mmWidth: 65.3 mmCurve: 5.6-10.4 mm|